Example of a cover letter

Dear Hiring Manager:

I am writing to express my interest in the position of [insert job title here] with your company.  I am a talented IT management and senior network administration professional with extensive experience in the areas of department operations, network and systems administration, and project management.  I have been a vital part of the success of every company for which I have worked, and I have played a key role in directing domestic and international technical support programs.  Now I would like to bring my knowledge and expertise to your company.

Over the course of my career, I have managed systems and network administration for major military programs and corporate locations. I’m adept at supervising and training technical teams, overseeing 24 x 7 support operations, and implementing mission-critical technology improvements. Among my many accomplishments, I have:

I am highly proficient at formulating and establishing policies and procedures, and have previous experience managing internal and consultant technical support teams.  I am adept at directing the technology and system upgrades, and am familiar with formulating and initiating improvements to existing processes that have resulted in dramatic cost savings.

The accompanying resume can serve to provide you with greater details of my background and what I have to offer.  I will call your office in a few days to inquire about the possibility of a meeting.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,